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Two Noses

Two Noses
[left]: The Banker's nose in Henry Holiday's illustration to the chapter "The Banker's Fate" in Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876).

[right]: "nose" (mirrored about a horizontal axis) from a horizontally compressed segment of "The Image Breakers" (1566-1568) aka "Allegory of Iconoclasm", an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (British Museum, Dept. of Print and Drawings, 1933.1.1..3, see also Edward Hodnett: Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, Utrecht 1971, pp. 25-29).


 Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge club
Heads by Henry Holiday and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
7 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.
 Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge club
Thank you. Perhaps this is something which only is interesting to visual artists (like you). "The Hunting of the Snark" is around since almost 140 years, yet people seem to focus mainly on alleged textual allusions in Lewis Carroll's poem and keep missing the pictorial conundrums constructed by Henry Holiday, which in some cases are quite obvious. The comparison shown on the top of this page is especially interesting. In some of his Snark illustrations, Holiday re-interpreted shapes: a shawl turned into a beaver, a queen turned into a bouy etc. However, in this case a nose was inspired by a nose. But here, Holiday did not simply "copy" the original nose, he mirrored it vertically so that it became a nose with a new shape, which he then "transplanted" onto The Banker's face.

A Nose Job
7 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.
 Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge club
6 years ago.